Two hospitalized following semi crash on I-80
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that two semi-trucks crashed late Thursday afternoon by mile marker 327 near the Giltner interchange.
The drivers of the trucks were Ibrahim Isaq from Ohio and Timothy Cook from Georgia.
Isaq was transported by helicopter to Bryan West Healthcare in Lincoln. He was listed in good condition Friday morning.
The State Patrol reports Cook was taken to Memorial Community Health in Aurora. As of noon Friday, Local4 News is awaiting a call back from that hospital for a condition report on Cook.
The accident happened at 4:24 p.m. in the westbound lane. At one point the westbound lane was completely blocked. One lane of westbound traffic is reopened as of 5:50 p.m.
The Nebraska State Patrol said one semi-truck was moving slower in the right westbound lane and the other was moving faster, also in the right lane.
According to NSP, the faster semi driven by Isaq, tried to get into the left lane and pass the slower semi-truck, but failed to get over all they way. The collision forced the faster semi into the guardrail on Beaver Creek Ridge and dislodged the cab on the semi.